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Pakistan FM's letter to UN warns of security deterioration

Feb. 23, 2019 4:00 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's foreign minister has appealed to the U.N. Security Council to draw attention to Indian threats of force in the wake of the Pulwama suicide bombing that killed more than 40 Indian soldiers in disputed Kashmir. Shah Mahmood Qureshi in a letter to the Security Council on Friday...

Trump picks ambassador to Canada for UN post

Feb. 23, 2019 12:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that he has selected Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, as his nominee to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Trump said in a pair of tweets that Craft "has done an outstanding job representing our Nation" and he has...

The Latest: Venezuela partially closes Colombian border

Feb. 22, 2019 9:39 PM EST

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Venezuela's government is ordering the partial closure of its border with Colombia hours ahead of a U.S.-backed plan to deliver humanitarian aid over the objections of President Nicolas Maduro. Vice...

Trump announces US Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is his new choice for UN envoy

Feb. 22, 2019 6:07 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump announces US Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is his new choice for UN envoy.

UN nuclear watchdog: Iran stays within limits of 2015 deal

Feb. 22, 2019 12:20 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Iran is continuing to comply with the landmark 2015 deal with major powers aimed at preventing Tehran from building atomic weapons in exchange for economic incentives despite the United States withdrawing from the pact and re-imposing sanctions, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said Friday. In a...

UN nuclear watchdog: Iran in compliance with 2015 deal aimed at preventing Tehran from developing atomic weapons

Feb. 22, 2019 11:01 AM EST
VIENNA (AP) — UN nuclear watchdog: Iran in compliance with 2015 deal aimed at preventing Tehran from developing atomic weapons.

UN body expresses concern over executions in Egypt

Feb. 22, 2019 6:56 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A U.N. human rights body has expressed concerns about a recent spike of executions in Egypt, following several death sentences handed down amid allegations of the use of torture to extract confessions. Rupert Colville, the spokesman for the U.N. Human Rights Office, told reporters in Geneva on...

Chinese-Australian billionaire wins media defamation suit

Feb. 22, 2019 6:34 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Chinese-Australian billionaire Chau Chak Wing was awarded 280,000 Australian dollars ($200,000) in damages on Friday by an Australian judge who ruled he was defamed by a media report that insinuated he bribed a former United Nations general assembly president. The businessman,...

South Sudan's hunger is growing, despite 5 months of peace

Feb. 22, 2019 5:58 AM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Five months into South Sudan's fragile peace, 1.5 million people are on the brink of starvation and half the population, more than six million people, are facing extreme hunger, say the United Nations and South Sudan's government in a report issued Friday. Without aid more than 7.5...

Vacant UN post has new favorite: the US ambassador to Canada

Feb. 22, 2019 12:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is backing Craft for the post, and she also has the support of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security...